Friday, September 19, 2014 – 7:30PM
United States Debut Tour
- “Jump Swing” finale revives nostalgic Havana
- New arrangements of Cuban and South American classics
Direct from Havana! Members of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. Each have distinguished themselves as soloists, university faculty, artisans and recording artists. Programming includes classical favorites and Cuban compositions, costumed in authentic festive attire. Engaging international ensemble of celebrated Cuban performers.
Sunday, Oct 12, 2014 – 3:00 PM
Alexander Tutunov is widely recognized as one of the most outstanding virtuosos of the former Soviet Union. First Prize winner of the Belarusian National Piano Competition and winner of the Russian National Piano Competition, Tutunov’s playing was described by Soviet Culture, Moscow, as “exhilarating and inspired, and which demonstrated a unique talent”.
Martin Majkut came to the University of Arizona as a Fulbright scholar in 2003. He earned a D.M.A., his second doctorate in conducting, in 2008. While in Tucson, he served as the Resident Conductor of the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra and as the Arizona Opera Studio Artist in Conducting. Dr. Majkut studied with Gianluigi Gelmetti at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy and Salvador Mas Conde at the Wiener Meisterkurse in Vienna, Austria.
Saturday, January 24, 2015 – 7:30PM
“A perfect combination of musician and storyteller.” – Cultural Art Center of Cape Cod
- Former lead singer of “The New Christy Minstrels”
- The Spirit and Folk Songs of the 60s
Iconic folk music songwriter and performer. Music of the ’60s, as well as favorites including John Denver. Humorous stories and audience interplay. Familiar repertoire and laid-back style continue to inspire his vast fan base.
Friday, February 13, 2015 – 7:30PM
“Knowledge, background, history…entertaining. I can’t recommend the program enough.”
– Director of Bands, St. George Utah
- Community enrichment built into the show!
- 50 years of jazz and pop standards!
One of the most beloved instruments in American culture takes center stage! Rob Verdi (“Side Street Strutters”) shares his rare and unusual instrument collection, along with five decades of songs and artists that have shaped the saxophone. Accompanied by the North Medford High School directed by Steve Kessler.
Friday, March 13, 2015 – 7:30PM
2012 Winner of the Western Canadian Music Award for “Instrumental Album of the Year”
- Unique blend of Celtic, Gypsy and Bluegrass
- Virtuosic,Tight-knit trio brings “The Story of the Fiddle” to life
Equally at ease in a chamber ensemble or a fiddle festival, Karnell is an award-winning musician and acclaimed recording artist. Noted as a composer as well as a passionate performer. High energy performance, contemporary style and flair.